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PUBLIC BARGAINING

Thompson Coburn attorneys handle employment matters for a number of public sector employers throughout the United States. We represent public clients in collective bargaining, the development of labor protection agreements, and resolving issues arising out of certification disputes and urban mass transit agreements. The types of labor protection issues involved include interest arbitration, subcontracting, successorship and paratransit operations. The representation often involves providing legal counsel in the negotiation of labor protective terms, impasse resolution and brief submittals to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and state court proceedings. We have handled labor matters relating to mass transit in Boston, Massachusetts; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Dallas, Texas.

 

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Hope Abramov and Laura Jordan named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

Tony Anderson among LGBTQ execs honored by the Washington Business Journal

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Art Silbergeld named one of the top employment lawyers in California

23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

Employment litigator Arthur Silbergeld joins Thompson Coburn in Los Angeles

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Cliff Godiner, Chuck Poplstein named to 2014 ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’ list

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Detroit’s bankruptcy: What’s it got to do with St. Louis?

David Warfield writes article on Detroit bankruptcy for St. Louis Business Journal

Three partners named 2013 Up & Coming attorneys

Cliff Godiner, Chuck Poplstein named to ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’ list

St. Louis judge backs Thompson Coburn-designed firefighter pension overhaul

Cliff Godiner, Hope Abramov to dissect a modern labor dispute at SHRM annual conference

Thompson Coburn wins union election, decertifies longtime union facility

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6496

A partner in the Labor and Employment practice area, Hope's extensive labor and employment practice is bolstered by her experiences as an in-house attorney for more than ...

A partner in the Labor and Employment practice area, Hope's extensive labor...

Hope Abramov
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6928

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation...

Tony Anderson
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2218

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters and related litigation.

Mike represents management clients in a wide variety of labor and employmen...

Mike Duffee
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6433

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises executives and HR leaders on all aspects of employment litigation and labor disputes.

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises ...

Cliff Godiner
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6089

Conor provides counsel to management in various types of labor and employment disputes.

Conor provides counsel to management in various types of labor and employme...

Conor Neusel
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6507

Colin assists employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation and HR counseling.

Colin assists employers in labor and employment matters, including litigati...

Colin Pajda
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6095

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor to private and public sector employers across a wide spectrum of industries.

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor t...

Chuck Poplstein
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6432

Tim provides practical, in-depth counsel to management during two of the most critical junctures in the employer-employee relationship: union organizing and employee term...

Tim provides practical, in-depth counsel to management during two of the mo...

Tim Sarsfield
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9412

Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor relations matters.

Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor rel...

Art Silbergeld
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6924

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues from funding to project development to procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke